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Motion Control – Maxon precision motors Go to Mars AGAIN!

Motion Control – Maxon motors on Mars!

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control Products – NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18th. Was there once life on Mars? This is the question that one of the most complex robotic systems ever built by humankind has set out to answer. Several of maxon’s electric drives are used for handling the soil samples—and to control the first Mars helicopter.

Will NASA, the US space agency, successfully land a fifth rover on Mars, allowing it to start its series of missions to bring Mars soil samples back to Earth? The rover named Perseverance will enter the atmosphere of the Red Planet on February 18th—after traveling a distance of more than 470 million kilometers.

Motion Control – Integrated Single and Multi-Axis Stepper Motor Controller and Driver Available from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES)!

Motion Control – Integrated Stepper Motor Controller and Driver

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has introduced their new ICAD Series of integrated motion controllers and drivers for 2-phase stepper motors. Available as 1, 2, 3, and 4 axes modules (pictured) they are ideal for NEMA 8 to NEMA 42 stepper motors. These compact 6.000 in. x 8.000 in. plug-and-play, integrated controllers incorporate high resolution micro-stepping drivers for precise positioning.

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Other features include home and limit switches per axis, joystick interface, TTL/CMOS inputs and outputs, quadrature encoder feedback, USB and optional Ethernet interfaces permits each module to be customized for specific applications. The ICAD series is powered from a single power supply up to +48 VDC. The high voltage power supply allows for high speed operation.

Additional features of these ICAD Series modules include: Low power consumption, auto current reduction, high torque and high speed capabilities, serially or manually controllable, or host controlled. Modes of motion include: Point-to-point positioning, jogging, and coordinated motion.

Another option is to program the motion controller using an easy programing language and store the code in the flash memory for automatic operation. No compiler or assembler is required. User friendly software that allows for easy setup is included. Using the software, an operator can move each axis by using the control panel or a joystick.

About OES – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders.

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information, contact sales team at: OES, 6901 Woodley Ave.; Van Nuys, CA 91406; Telephone: 888-777-1826 or +1 818-222-9200, FAX +1 818-436-0446 or E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com


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Motion Control – New from MAXON, Miniaturized Controller the EPOS4 Micro 24/5 CAN!

Motion Control – Miniaturized Controller

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motion control - maxon logoThe functionality, operation, software, and accessories of the new controller are derived almost directly from the existing products in the EPOS4 range. The device is suitable for use with both brushed DC and brushless EC motors (BLDC) of up to 120 W and has comprehensive feedback options such as Hall sensors, as well as digital incremental and SSI absolute encoders. State-of-the art concepts such as Dual Loop, Field Oriented Control (FOC), feed forward, and observer control allow optimal control in a wide variety of applications.Taunton, MA — Motion Control Products – Maxon is launching a new, miniaturized controller with a size of only 32 mm x 22 mm as part of its successful line of positioning controllers. The attractive price-performance ratio, with a functionality that’s virtually identical to the larger units, addresses cost-sensitive single- and multi-axis applications.

The existing digital and analog inputs and outputs are freely configurable and ideally matched to the numerous functions and operating modes of the CiA-402 positioning controller. The intuitive EPOS Studio start-up software, as well as libraries and programming examples for integration in a wide variety of master systems, are available free of charge and make operation as easy as possible. A plug-and-play EvaluationBoard (EB) is provided for initial commissioning. The offer is rounded out by a comprehensive scope of accessories and detailed product documentation.

The first derivative of this new micro design is the CANopen version, which can also be addressed via RS232 or USB, as usual. In spring 2020, the EPOS4 Micro 24/5 EtherCAT will follow as a second product of similarly small size.

Visit epos.maxongroup.us for the latest updates about EPOS and individual devices, EPOS Studio, as well as all downloads and technical documentation.

About Maxon

maxon is a developer and manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as gearheads, encoders, controllers, and entire mechatronic systems. With over 50 years of experience in drive technology, maxon works closely with engineers designing high-tech innovations. maxon drives are used wherever the requirements are particularly high: in NASA’s Mars rovers, in surgical power tools, in humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications. Worldwide, maxon has more than 2800 employees at nine production sites and is represented by sales companies in more than 30 countries. www.maxongroup.com

Contact maxon for more details https://support.maxongroup.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotorusa.com.

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Motion Control – COVID-19 … Important Information for Ventilator Manufacturers!

Motion Control – ATTENTION – Ventilator Manufacturers!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — COVID-19 has caused a significant shortage of ventilators for the most seriously ill patients. We are facing a global shortage of equipment and have precious little time to respond.

Electromate is a mechanical ventilator component supplier and works with a number of manufacturing partners that supply crucial components needed to build more ventilators.

These include:

  • HMI’s
  • Linear guides
  • Linear actuators
  • Screw assemblies
  • Compact gearboxes
  • High efficiency servo & stepper motors
  • Programmable motion controllers and drives

Our team of motion design experts are located all across Canada and are available right now to help you with any electro-mechanical ventilator design. If you are working on a ventilator involving rotary, linear, or any other motion, we will provide immediate help with electro-mechanical engineering and component sourcing. Contact us today.

We are already working with ventilator and respirator companies and encourage any other businesses working on COVID-19 solutions to reach out to us.

All inquiries regarding ventilator components or any other equipment to help battle COVID-19 are given utmost priority. We can help to optimize your design quickly and provide fast turnaround proposals as requested. Additionally, we are able to meet high production demands in a very short time by utlilizing ‘Medical Fast Track Programs’ -info.us@maxongroup.com from maxon, and other vendors.

Many of the products we sell to the medical technology sector have ISO 13485 certification. This certification confirms that these products adhere to the fundamental requirements of medical technology and that all processes and procedures are documented, thereby guaranteeing traceability.

In addition to helping with the design and acquisition of critical components used in ventilators and respirators, we also want to make you aware of initiatives that you may be able to utilize. Please read below to learn more about these programs and how you can assist with the COVID-19 cause.

CODE LIFE VENTILATOR CHALLANGE

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation, in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), is launching a global innovation challenge, backed by a prize of $200,000 CAD. They are calling for teams to design a simple, low-cost, easy-to-manufacture and easy-to-maintain ventilator which could be deployed anywhere needed to save lives.

To learn more, please visit https://www.mghfoundation.com/en/news/code-life-ventilator-challenge/

 

 

MIT EMERGENCY VENTILATOR (E-VENT) PROJECT COPY

MIT has launched an emergency research project with a team of Engineers and American clinicians to address the question:

Is it possible to safely ventilate a COVID-19 patient by automatically actuating a manual resuscitator?

Their process in approaching this question is to first identify the minimum requirements for a low-cost ventilator, based on the collective wisdom of many clinicians, design against these requirements, conduct immediate testing, report the results, iterate and facilitate discussion.

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To learn more, please visit https://e-vent.mit.edu/

 

 

About Electromate:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology. They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace. Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-timedelivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

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Motion Control – Maxon’s HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)

Motion Control – Maxon’s HPSC (High Performance Sensorless Control!)

Maxon motor introduces HPSC sensorless speed and torque with compact wiring and slim design

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components – Miniature – Maxon Motor has developed a sensorless speed and torque control solution called “HPSC”. This new technology allows FOC (field oriented control) for brushless motors without sensors from full stop to full speed under load. This HPSC uses a sophisticated signal injection algorithm which precisely determines the rotor position for a smooth startup each and every time.

  • Low noise, No vibrations
  • Maximum power efficiency
  • Robust and reliable

This system contains an HPSC module 24/5 – dimension and power range can be adapted if required. The firmware of the module may be customized for every drive system. HPSC is a custom made solution ideal for surgical systems, fluid delivery systems, rehabilitation & prosthetics. Contact maxon for more details info@maxonmotorusa.com

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

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Motion Control – Low Cost, Highly Reliable Solenoid Control Modules Available from OES!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components– – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers seven types of advance solenoid control modules including: Pick-and-Hold Driver, Proportional (PWM) Driver, Closed Loop Solenoid Process Control, Pick-and-Drop, Load On-Off Power Cycling, Dual Proportional Valve Controller, and Serially Controlled Solenoid Driver modules. Applications of these compact modules measuring just 3.000 in. x 3.000 in. include: Solenoids, valves, actuators (including Voice Coils), DC motors, electromagnets, hydraulics, LEDs, power amplifiers for electro-pneumatic proportional valves, and pressure and flow control valves.

To precisely fit an application there are multiple variations of each of the seven basic types of modules listed above to select from, for example: Single device – low side driver, two device – low side driver, single device – selectable low and high side driver, two device – selectable low and high side driver, +50 VDC or +80 VDC versions, currant versions, serially controlled, and Bi-directional load cycling versions to name just a few.

Stand features of these compact, low cost off-the shelf, modules are: High efficiency, microcomputer based, very high reliability, simple supply from +9 VDC to +50VDC, and High output current 15 Amps peak , 4 Amps RMS. The modules also incorporates a Flyback (Snubber, Freewheeling) Diode per Output device. For details on each type of module and all the variations available go to http://www.oesincorp.com/solenoidelectronics.htm.

Optional accessories are: Solenoid Commander card, Solenoid Control Module, DIN Rail Mounting Bracket, Track Ball and Joystick controllers, Solenoid Control System, and various solenoids. Additionally, all components can be order as a complete Plug-and-Play System.

About OES Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information contact Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com

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Motion Control – Maxon’s EPOS4 Motion Controller Expanded with EtherCAT!

Motion Control – Maxon motors introduces Plug-in board for maxon EPOS4 controllers. lug-in board for maxon EPOS4 controllers. Your drive specialist, maxon motor, is equipping its EPOS4 positioning controllers with additional connectivity options. They can now be integrated into any EtherCAT network as a slave by using an expansion board.

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Fall River, MA – Motion Control Components -EtherCAT Plugin for Motion Controller – Your drive specialist, maxon motor, is equipping its EPOS4 positioning controllers with additional connectivity options. They can now be integrated into any EtherCAT network as a slave by using an expansion board

EPOS4 positioning controllers by maxon motor are now able to communicate via EtherCAT using the CoE standard (CAN application layer over EtherCAT). The EtherCAT card can be combined with the EPOS4 controllers in a housing, as well as with all EPOS4 modules. EPOS4 Compact designs with EtherCAT versions will follow at a later date. This expansion for the world of Ethernet-based communication protocols further expands the areas of application for the compact positioning controllers. For example, in applications where short cycle times are important in synchronized multi-axis systems.

Additional features and benefits.

EPOS4 controllers are suitable for controlling both brushed and brushless DC motors. They stand out for their high power density and excellent value. A range of additional services that facilitate easy installation are provided to the customers free of charge. This includes an intuitive user interface, libraries, and many application examples. For more information about our EPOS controllers, detailed product information is available in the maxon online shop: shop.maxonmotorusa.com

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

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Motion Control – Maxon’s New EPOS Programmable Smart Drive/Controller – “Positioning Made Easy” are Available from Electromate!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — EPOS is a modular, digital positioning controller by maxon motor. It is suitable for controlling permanent magnet-activated motors with encoders in a range of 1 to 1050 W continuous output power. The wide range of operating modes, as well as various command interfaces, make it versatile for use in many different drive systems in the fields of automation technology and mechatronics

With the EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT, maxon launches the first compact devices compatible with the fast industrial Ethernet connection EtherCAT. The fully integrated, plug-and-play positioning controller in a compact design is perfectly suited for use in networks with cycle times up to 1 ms.

Powerhouse with excellent control characteristics

The functionality, operation, software, and accessories of the new controllers are derived directly from existing products in the EPOS4 range. The devices are suitable for use with both brushed DC and brushless EC motors (BLDC) and come with comprehensive feedback options such as Hall sensors, as well as incremental and SSI absolute encoders. State-of-the art concepts such as FOC, feed forward, and observer control allow optimal control in a wide variety of applications.

Comprehensive functional scope and easy operation

The existing digital and analog inputs and outputs are freely configurable and ideally matched to the numerous functions and operating modes of CiA-402 positioning controllers. Products are set up using the EPOS Studio graphical user interface (Version 3.4 and higher) for Windows PCs. In addition to the intuitive commissioning software, Windows DLL and Linux Shared Objects libraries are freely available to make integration into a wide variety of master systems as easy as possible.

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About Electromate:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology. They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace. Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-timedelivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

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Motion Control – Complete Guided Motion Solutions from A to X-Y-Z … … Available from Electromate!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Bishop-Wisecarver invented and patented DualVee Motion Technology® more than 40 years ago to provide a solution for harsh environment applications where existing technologies were ineffective. DualVee® also proved excellent for long length, smooth motion and low noise requirements.

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Today, Bishop-Wisecarver remains the recognized expert and the most trusted name in guide wheel technology, with the widest range of guide wheel based linear motion products in the world

Benefits of Guide Wheel Technology include:

  • Harsh Environments
  • Long Lengths
  • Low Noise
  • Smooth, Low Friction Motion
  • Speeds up to 5.5 meters/sec
  • Acceleration up to 5 g’s
  • High Temperature, Low Temperature
  • Clean Room Options
  • Ease of Assembly, Low Cost Installation
  • Low Maintenance

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About Electromate:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology. They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace. Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-timedelivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

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Motion Control – Increase Machine Control, Motion Capabilities, & EtherCAT System Support with Kollmorgen Automation Suite™!

Get the Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Available from Electromate!

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Updates deliver twice the control performance of prior versions, while enabling system-wide third party product configuration to be handled by the integrator

 

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control –Kollmorgen introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a new higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the coordinated motion programming blocks and additions to the EtherCAT configuration tool. This enables OEM’s who utilize Kollmorgen’s automation and drive systems to deliver differentiated machines with greater system design flexibility, performance capability, and ease-of-use.

The flagship enhancement to this version of Kollmorgen Automation Suite and AKD PDMM is a higher power version of the integrated Multiaxis controller/drive dubbed ‘M1.’ The M1 doubles the control performance of the standard PDMM and allows for more axes at faster update rates. It can control 30+ axes of motion, where the standard PDMM is equipped to control up to 16-axes. Alternatively, when compared with the standard PDMM in an application with the same amount of axes, this means most applications will be able to run twice as fast based on system load testing, which is particularly helpful in synchronized and coordinated systems that rely on microsecond timing,” says Reid Hunt, Drives and Control Products Manager.

For material forming applications this means more accurate path motion, which is critical for accurate cutting and bending. For packaging, food, and converting applications, it means more accurate web tracking, sealing, gluing, cutting, and slitting. All of this is critical for today’s more complex consumer packaging. With coordinated motion blocks and enhanced capabilities, such as three-axis coordinated linear motion as standard, KAS is an ideal solution for more applications than ever before. A template project complete with preconfigured motion blocks, automation code and GUI code helps users get started with coordinated motion. This eliminates the need to control the timing and position of individual axes. It also enables the programmer to command motion in free space and just specify the end position and path.

“It is common to pair a PC running some front-end application code with an automation controller to handle the synchronization of trajectories and machine automation,” explains Hunt. “UDP is a simple communication protocol that allows for the fast transit of data between devices. Multiple KAS controllers can also be linked together using these communications protocols for a modular machine approach.”

CLICK HERE to view the specification on the Kollmorgen AKD PDMM™ Integrated Servo Drive and Automation Controller.

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak at sales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

 

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Motion Control – Electric drives … … invisible helpers in our everyday lives!

driven magazine reveals where they are commonly used.

Precision drive systems can be found in the home, in vehicles, and at work, making our lives simpler and safer. The current issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, provides interesting insights into the world of drive technology. It also goes in search of an old friend.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Components- Online Magazine – Most people have nothing to do with drive systems in their work. However, without being aware of it, they come across them everywhere: in cars, buses, elevators, and even within their own four walls. Drive systems are invisible to ordinary people, but they play an important role in our lives. driven, the maxon motor magazine, spends a day with a family and discovers some exciting uses for them.

What’s Roboy doing these days?

driven readers can find out what the popular robot known as Roboy has been doing over the last few years and what the future holds for him. We also take a look at the hot topic of women in technical careers. Two female engineers from maxon describe their experiences in a male-dominated world and give young women some useful tips.

driven focuses on drive technology and is published twice per year in three languages. The print version is available free of charge at magazine.maxonmotor.com.

All issues are also available on the driven app, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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One to Three-axis Stand-alone Automation – Motion Control Systems for Any Combination of Servos or Steppers!

Low Cost, Plug-and-Play, One to Three-axis Stand-alone Motion Control Systems for Any Combination of Servos or Steppers from OES!

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Van Nuys, CA -Motion Control System – The Sonata series of motion control systems from Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) is a stand-alone, easy-to-use, plug-and-play, cost effective solution for motion control applications. The systems in this series support up to 3 axes of motion, in any combination of steppers, DC servo and brushless servo motors, and voice coil motors.

Each system includes the power supplies, the motion controller, the micro-stepper and/or servo motor drivers. The operator interface terminal makes the system totally stand-alone and allows the operator to interact with the motion controller without needing an additional PC. The system can also be operated using an analog joystick or a trackball. The speed of the motor is proportional to the tilt angle of the joystick or the rotational speed of the trackball. Using the 4-line LCD and 32 button keypad, the user can enter motion parameters and select different modes of operation.

Power supply options include: 115 or 230 VAC (standard) and 12 VDC to 80 VDC (Optional). The power supply will be selected to meet the customer’s requirements. The available wattages are 80 W, 160 W, 240W, 400 W and 500 W. Options available for these Plug-and-Play systems include, motors, encoders, drivers, and cabling. Measuring just 10.0 in. (265 mm) x 10.8 in. (265 mm) x 4.875 in. (124 mm), or in a 19 inch (482.6 mm) rack mount enclosure, the Sonata motion control systems are easy to install.

About OES – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.ve advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information contact Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website athttp://www.oesincorp.com

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Motion Control – DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master. Galil’s First 32 Axis Motion Controller!

Electromate offers 32 Axis Controller

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — motion control – Galil Motion Control introduces the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master, Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller. This new addition to Galil’s EtherCAT family is a pure EtherCAT controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and 2 I/O modules. This space efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application.

The DMC-52xx0 is offered in 2, 4, 8, and 16 axis formats (32 axis coming soon). Coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to 8 axes allowing for minimal changes of Galil’s programming language. The DMC-52xx0 operates in Cyclic Synchronous Position mode (CSP). In this mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz. Galil supports a host of EtherCAT devices for virtually any application. See the list below for more details.

Designed to solve complex motion problems, the DMC-52xx0 can be used for applications involving jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, ECAM and PVT. The DMC-52xx0 makes configuration and programming easy with just a handful of EtherCAT configuration commands and Galil’s intuitive, two-letter programming language.

The DMC-52xx0 comes with one Ethernet port for communication with a host PC and one EtherCAT port to communicate with EtherCAT drives. Multiple EtherCAT drives can be linked together in a daisy chain configuration and connected to the controller’s EtherCAT port, simplifying wiring and decreasing setup time. One USB port is also provided for alternative communication with a host PC. The DMC-52xx0 is packaged in a compact metal enclosure measuring 9.75” x 5.00” x 1.60” and is powered by a single 90-250 VAC supply.

More information oinformation on the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master Controller from Galil can be viewed at –
http://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/galil-motion-control/Galil_DMC-52000_Brochure.pdf

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak atsales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

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Motion Control – CANopen Motor Controllers for Electric Mobility and Vehicular Applications!

Motion Control CANopen Motor Controllers from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE — — Motion Control – The DVC series motor controllers from Advanced Motion Controls are digital four-quadrant servo drives purpose-designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms. Providing high power from battery supplies, the DVC series features a compact design, IP65 construction and multiple operating modes for controlling either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors. Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation, the DVC series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from Advanced Motion Controls.

The ability to maximize battery life and extend vehicle operations, essentially running ‘lean and mean’, is the key to keeping a vehicle operating at peak performance. With unmatched power density, high efficiency, low weight, cool thermal operation and regen all built in, selecting the DVC series is the obvious choice.

The DVC Series motor controllers operate in torque, velocity, or position mode and provide high power from battery supplies with multiple operating modes for either 3Φ (servo, closed loop vector, or closed loop stepper) or 1Φ motors. The DVC Series communicate over CANopen and are configured with AMC’s DriveWare® 7 configuration software.

Specific applications include: mobile robots, AGV’s, UGV’s, material handling and transport vehicles in both industrial and military environments.

More information on the DVC series motor controllers available from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at:https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=DVC2&D=PROD

These and other Motion Control Products are available through www.Servo2Go.com

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1- 877-378-0240 or e-mail Warren Osak atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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Motion Control – EPOS4 Position Controller, Compact Power for Your Motion Control Application!

Maxon motor’s EPOS range of controllers has been very successful in the marketplace. Since its launch in 2005, more than 100,000 units are in use worldwide. To build upon this success, the Swiss drive specialist launches the EPOS4 as the next generation of positioning controllers.

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Fall River, MA — The first product in maxon’s new line is the high-performance EPOS4 module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. The position controllers are suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed DC motors and brushless BLDC motors (EC motors) with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power.

More performance and additional functionality

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The Swiss drive specialists at maxon motor has equipped its product offering of CANopen positioning motor controllers with even more power, better control performance, and additional functionalities. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders. All these innovations are based on the successful principle of our Easy to use POsitioning System.

The combination of a wide variety of operating modes and state-of-the-art control characteristics like Field Oriented Control (FOC) with multiple analog and digital I/O along with various command options enables applications in a large number of fields from medical technology to robotics. As always, maxon relies on integrated protective devices like the Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality.

Intuitive parameterization!

Start-up and parameterization are performed with an advanced, intuitive graphical user interface called “EPOS Studio” and user-friendly menu-controlled wizards. A sophisticated automatic process for controller tuning has also been part of the package for years. Customers are free to fully dedicate themselves to their real task – developing their devices. Motor control becomes a secondary concern, as the EPOS comes with maxon’s comprehensive know-how in drive technology. Together with the three freely available libraries and programming examples, this makes the integration in a wide variety of systems very easy.

Up to 98% efficiency

All these characteristics are combined with a large input voltage range of up to 50 VDC, extremely high power density, and up to 98% efficiency. This makes EPOS4 position controllers the first choice for your drive application.

For more information on the EPOS position controller series of maxon motor, please see http://epos.maxonmotor.com

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website atwww.maxonmotor.com.

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Motion Control – AMC’s Family of Servo Amplifiers!

AMC's Motion Control Servo Amplifierss Available from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE –— Motion Control – Advanced Motion Controls (AMC) is a world leading servo drive manufacturer providing solutions for motion control. Today, servo drives are an essential part of motion control systems, and AMC servos are an excellent foundation for high performance. Advanced Motion Controls has become synonymous with servo solutions that are reliable, cost-effective, customer specified and delivered on time.

Currently, AMC offers hundreds of standard servo drive and amplifier models, accept various command signals, communicate over several networks and operate in many different modes. For instance, the digital product line supports several different interface options including: analog input, step and direction, encoder following, RS-232/485, CANopen or SynqNet™. These same interfaces can be found on servo drives with power output capabilities ranging from 20W up to 40KW of peak output!

Available AMC Products by Network connections (centralized or distributed servo systems):

  • CANopen
  • RS232, RS485
  • EtherCAT
  • EPL
  • Ethernet PowerLink
  • SynqNet

We also have technology to support the following interfaces: DeviceNet, Ethernet TCP/IP, FireWire, Profibus, USB, Universal Serial Bus and Sercos.

Products include:

  • Brush DC Servo Drives
  • Trapezoidal Brushless Servo Drives
  • Digital Input Sinusoidal Brushless Servo Drives
  • Analog Input Sinusoidal Brushless Servo Drives
  • PWM Input Servo Drives
  • CANopen Brushless Servo Drives
  • SynqNet Brushless Servo Drives
  • Single Phase Input Models
  • Power Supplies & Accessories
  • PCB mounted Extended Environment Models available in both digital and analog varieties

The family of AMC’s Servo Amplifiers can be viewed at: https://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

These and other Motion Control Products are available through www.Servo2Go.com

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1- 877-378-0240 FREE or e-mail Warren Osak atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

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1-Axis Motion Controller with internal 800W sine drive from Galil!

Motion Control 800w sine controller from Servo2Go

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Greenville, DE — Motion Control – The DMC-30012 Series is Galil’s latest generation single-axis motion controller. It uses a 32-bit RISC processor to provide higher speed than older models. The DMC-30012 features an internal 800-Watt brushless sine drive which minimizes space, cost and wiring. The motion controller operates stand-alone or can be networked to a PC via Ethernet.

Features include:

  • Single-axis motion controller with on-board 800 W brushless sinusoidal servo amplifier; 10 A cont.,15 A peak at 20-80 VDC rated
  • Two daisy-chainable Ethernet 100 Base-T ports. One 115kbaud RS232 port
  • Ethernet supports multiple masters and slaves. TCP/IP, UDP and Modbus TCP master protocol for communication with I/O devices
  • Encoder feedback up to 15 MHz. Quadrature standard; SSI and BiSS encoder option. Main and auxiliary encoder inputs
  • Encoder feedback up to 15 MHz. Quadrature standard; SSI and BiSS encoder option. Main and auxiliary encoder inputs
  • Optically isolated forward and reverse limit inputs and homing input 8 uncommitted, isolated inputs and 4 isolated outputs
  • High speed position latch and output compare
  • 2 uncommitted analog inputs and 1 uncommitted analog output

Information on the DMC-30012 Motion Controller can be viewed at:https://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=105334&cat=

These and other Motion Control Products are available through www.Servo2Go.com

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1- 877-378-0240 FREE or e-mail Warren Osak atwarren@servo2go.com or visit Servo2Go.com at: www.Servo2Go.com

 

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Motion Control – Maxon’s ESCON Module 24/2 Servo Motor Controller!

Motion Control – Maxon Motors introduces a miniature controller with maximum functionality.

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Fall River, MA -Motion Control – Maxon Motor expands its offering of miniaturized controllers with its latest OEM plug-in module. This high performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 48 Watt continuous output and 144 Watt peak output. Its features include: high usability, exceptional performance and power density in servo motor controller technology. It is unprecedented in functionality, protection, and performance.

In addition, the entire maxon ESCON servo controller line now offers new functionality: an RC servo signal evaluation for speed or current set values, current limiter and offset, or the option to predefine analog speed ramps.

The innovative Motion Control OEM plug-in module features excellent controller characteristics. The drift-free yet extremely dynamic speed behavior enables speeds up to 150,000 rpm. It provides extensive functionality with free configurable digital and analog inputs/outputs and can be operated in various modes, such as speed controller (closed loop), speed controller (open loop), and current controller. A perfect match for maxon’s motor range, the miniaturized ESCON Module 24/2 suits even the highest-demanding applications and most dynamic drive solutions. Plus, it easily integrates into complex applications with little effort.

A detailed Motherboard Design Guide is available for integration to OEM PCBs and a suitable motherboard makes initial commissioning a simple task. This allows the OEM to focus on the development of their own device and simply rely on maxon’s expertise for the motor control part that is provided in the ESCON module.

The compact servo controller is controlled by an analog set value. It can be specified by means of analog voltage, by external potentiometer, by defined value, by means of PWM signal, or with RC servo signal with variable duty cycle. Other key features include the ability to enable or disable the power stage depending on the direction of rotation as well as acceleration and deceleration by employment of defined speed ramps. The speed can be controlled by means of digital incremental encoder (2 channel, with/without Line Driver), DC tacho, or Hall sensors.

Startup in no time

Top performance should not be a matter of trial and error. For that reason the servo controller has been designed to be user friendly and with easy startup functionality. No in-depth knowledge of drive technology is required for operating.

When connected to a PC via a USB port, it can easily and efficiently be parameterized with the graphical user interface «ESCON Studio». A variety of functions and user-friendly wizards as well as a well-designed automated fine-tuning controller procedure assist during commissioning, for configuration of inputs and outputs, and diagnostics.

Protection at its best

The ESCON Module 24/2 features protective circuitry against overcurrent, excess temperature, undervoltage and overvoltage, voltage transients and short-circuits in the motor cable. It also is equipped with protected digital inputs and outputs and adjustable current limitation to protect motor and load. Motor current and actual motor shaft speed can be monitored by means of analog output voltage.

Pure flexibility and top efficiency

The wide range of both input voltage and operating temperature of +60°C (140°F) and a surplus derating allow flexible use in almost all drive solutions, such as small electronic appliances and equipment engineering or robotics. With its exceptional efficiency of 92% and miniature dimensions, the ESCON Module 24/2 is a number one choice for mobile, highly efficient yet consumption-optimized applications.

For more information on the ESCON servo motor controller range, visit http://escon.maxonmotor.com

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

 

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Motion Control – Maxon’s High-Performance MAXPOS 50/5 Controller!

Motion Control- Maxon motor launches the MAXPOS 50/5. This compact EtherCAT Slave unveils unprecedented possibilities as far as precision, dynamics, and synchronization are concerned. It also ensures reliability and durability even under harsh conditions. More than 20 years of experience in motion control have been incorporated into this latest technology in positioning controller..

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Controller – By their design, the ironless maxon DC brushed motors and brushless (maxon EC) motors are ideal for applications demanding high dynamics and longevity. Typical areas are robotics and applications in the medical industry or in specialized machine manufacturing. In the past when particularly high requirements were called for, the controller used or its limited integration capabilities to the master occasionally imposed limitations due to its inability to keep pace with the high dynamics of the motors. With the new MAXPOS 50/5 motion controller, these core motor properties can now be ideally utilized. Thanks to the latest FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology, highest control cycle rates can be achieved with minimally short cycle times at the same time. For trajectory planning, sophisticated motion control tasks with a current controller clock speed of 100 kHz and an effective communication cycle time of 100 μs can be achieved with a suitable EtherCAT master. Distributed Clocks Support as well as the endorsement of CoE (CAN Application Layer over EtherCAT) with «Cyclic Synchronous Modes» perfectly suit these purposes. As an alternative, profile-based operating modes for position and velocity are also available. In addition, the outstanding processing power provides field-oriented sinus commutation of brushless motors (maxon EC) up to a speed of 200,000 rpm.

Full connectivity

A multitude of feedback possibilities permit the use of a wide range of permanent magnet-activated DC motors with encoder and brushless motors (maxon EC) with digital Hall sensors and encoders up to 250 Watts. The wide supply voltage range from 10 to 50 VDC and the output power capability of 5 A continuous and 15 A peak current opens a broad application field. Two different encoders can be used simultaneously allowing for dual loop control of the master to compensate for mechanical backlash and elasticity of the drive system. This is ideal for applications with high demand on precision. The spectrum ranges from digital incremental encoders to analog sinus-cosinus incremental encoders up to absolute encoders with SSI, EnDat2.2, or BiSS-C interface. Of course, also galvanically isolated I/Os are on board to enable integration of diverse peripheral components, such as limit or reference switches.

All-around protection and easy operation

The MAXPOS 50/5 positioning controller also comes with extensive protective circuitry against overcurrent, excess temperature, undervoltage and overvoltage, voltage transients, short-circuits in the motor cable as well as loss of feedback signal. Motor and load can be optimally protected with adjustable current limiting.

The newly designed operating concept for the graphical user interface «MAXPOS Studio» together with well-established tools, such as Startup Wizard or automated Regulation Tuning ensures easy and intuitive commissioning. Additional aids include the Diagnostic Wizard for troubleshooting or a freely-configurable data recorder to plot various process data. Plus, to assist the customer in attaining the ideal matched drive system in the shortest possible time, a comprehensive document is provided. The entire configuration can be carried out via USB or Ethernet.

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Use the Bar Code of go to http://maxpos.maxonmotor.com or more details on MAXPOS 50/5, the new high-performance positioning controller.

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

 

 

New Advanced Motion Controller from Steinmeyer!

Steinmeyer FMC200 Controller

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BURLINGTON, MA — Steinmeyer, Inc. today announced a small new point to point controller to complement its line of precision linear stages. The new FMC200 series controller offers a compact design that is able to support a wide range of motors including Linear Brushless, DC Brush and Stepper Motors. Up to 3 axes can be controlled from a single unit that measures only 100x100x25 mm. Input power, ranging from 9 to 36 VDC, depends on the motors to be controlled. Open loop as well as closed loop control is possible. Maximum input quadrature encoder frequency is 10 MHz.

The controller is preconfigured for easy installation with an individual configuration file and our simple to use Windows software called FMC Quick Access. With just a few clicks this intuitive software allows you to run start up tests within a couple of minutes!

The new FMC200 series controller comes with a software package that includes LabView libraries. Other libraries such as C++, C#, Visual Basic, Delphi and more are also available. If your application requires a multi axis setup with more than 3 axes, simply connect a second FMC controller via our FMC-Link and add as many ports as needed. Stand alone operation is possible with stored motion sequences. The controller, able to interface with an external joystick and limit switches, also includes extra I/O ports.

The Steinmeyer group is comprised of two manufacturing divisions located in Germany. August Steinmeyer GmbH & Co. KG (located in Albstadt) has been setting standards for high precision ball screws for over 40 years and prides itself on high quality, innovative designs to meet demanding customer requirements. Our Feinmess Dresden (FMD) division has been producing an extensive line of high precision positioning systems for well over 130 years.

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail John Skaltsas at jskaltsas@steinmeyer.com or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com